Our services

Our goal is to help you improve your business results—and the lives of the employees who drive those results.

Open-Book Management Implementation

Transform your company by getting every employee engaged in making money.

Customer Interviews

Learn more about your marketplace. Boost your repeat and referral business. We’ll make the calls for you or show you how to get your employees involved.

Business Literacy Training

Teach employees your company’s key financial numbers through this customized, non-classroom method.

Specialized Services

Gainsharing plan design. Core-customer analysis. Annual and quarterly strategic planning support. Business valuation and equity incentive plan support.

OPEN-BOOK MANAGEMENT WORKS

Open-Book Management is a way of running a company that helps everyone think and act like businesspeople. Like owners.

People + Profitability: The World’s Shortest Guide to Better Performance and More Engaged Employees

The Three Key Elements of Open-Book Management

A Brief History of a Business Movement

Client Success Stories

who we are

Our Approach

Our Approach

We offer rigorous, time-tested methodologies. We keep your costs low, and we offer a no-nonsense guarantee of client satisfaction.

Our Team

Our Team

Head coach Bill Fotsch is a graduate engineer and Harvard MBA who has helped hundreds of companies achieve great results through an engaged workforce.

“Companies that practice open-book management
have captured some sort of lightning in a bottle.”

-Training magazine

Recent Articles

  • This company could go under. He thought of his coworkers and his customers, many of whom had come to be friends. He imagined telling them that his company needed him, but, well, he decided to look for another job. He realized at that moment......

  • This column begins the story of Ben, a company vice-president facing some tough decisions. Though fictional, he and the other characters in the saga are composites of people we have worked with over the years, and the challenges they must confront are all too......

  • Celebrities have to expect that every detail of their lives will find its way into the public press. Businesspeople—barring some egregious wrongdoing—have a right to expect some privacy, and some respect for the confidentiality that their organizations depend on. In fiction, these limits are......

OBM at Anthony Wilder Design/Build

Anthony Wilder Design/Build, an award-winning home-remodeling company, uses open-book management to increase teamwork, company spirit, and profitability.

Leadership Styles: Turning Employees Into Owners

A few years ago, the owners of a Maryland architectural firm opened up their books for all employees to see. Now, the founders are demonstrating effective leadership and getting employees involved. They’re turning everyone into owners.

WHAT OUR Happy Clients SAY